Good morning wonderful people,

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Events and Celebrations


How about we greet the day with NATIONAL HANDSHAKE DAY.  Stick out your hand and give a firm, confident shake to everyone you can.


I was surprised to find out that SOCIAL MEDIA DAY has been around since 2010.  Remember My Space?  Make sure and e-mail, post, pin, tweet and interact with everything that is on-line today.


Look to the skies for NATIONAL METEOR WATCH DAY.  Find a good spot for viewing, wait a few minutes until your eyes adjust, and search the heavens for a shooting star streaking across the night sky.  Don’t forget to make a wish.  The Perseids are visible now, so there is a better than average chance to see one.


NATIONAL CORVETTE DAY celebrates the epitome of American ingenuity.  Coming at us from Flint Michigan, originally, and now Louisville, Kentucky, these fast-moving vehicles will always turn heads.


NATIONAL OOTD DAY is for all of you fashion trendsetters.  OOTD stands for Outfit of the Day, so pick out one that reflects who you are and shine!


Our dessert of the day is patriotic – which is perfect for this time of year.  NATIONAL BOMB POP DAY wants you to chase down that ice cream truck and enjoy one of these red, white and blue frozen treats.

On this day…

1859 – Jean Francois Gravelet walks over Niagara Falls on an 1100-foot-long tightrope suspended 160 feet in the air.

1893 – One of the largest diamonds – the Excelsior Diamond – is discovered – weighing in at 995 carats

1934 – The infamous “Night of the Long Knives” occurs when Hitler has members of the SA Nazi Party executed

1936 – “Gone with the Wind” is published

1966 – NOW – the National Organization for Women is founded

1974 – Soviet dance Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the U.S.S.R.

2019 – President Trump becomes the first President to visit North Korea

Happy Birthday to…

 Elizabeth Timothy (1702-1757)

The first American female newspaper editor and publisher

Elizabeth Monroe (1768-1830)

Our fifth First Lady

Susan Haywood (1917-1975)

Golden Globe and Academy award winning actress who had quite the range

Lena Horne (1917-2010)

Grammy, Tony and Kennedy Center award winner, she gave us “Stormy Weather”

Buddy Rich (1917-1987)

He was playing the drums at 18 months on stage, had his own band by age 11 and would go on to set the bar for all drummers.  IMO, there will never be anyone better on the skins.

Mike Tyson (1966- )

Youngest heavyweight champ who ended up with a record of 50-6-2 – 44 wins were Kos

Michael Phelps (1985- )

This talented swimmer has won more Olympic medals than anybody (28) and set a record when he won 8 of them in the same Olympics

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Most amazing God, what a wonderful day – Thank You. Amen.

Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia;


2 responses to “06/30/2022”

  1. Patricia Deardorff Avatar
    Patricia Deardorff

    Couple things:

    1) We saw Mikhail Baryshnikov perform/dance here in A2 many, many years ago, and had very good seats (in about the fifth row, so had a great view). He was amazing!

    2) Mikael Phelps was from A2, and was a swimmer at our swim club where he practiced. We knew who he was, but did not know him or his family.

    BTW, when I tell you things that have been sparked by your posts, it’s not to brag, it’s just to share bits of our lives that may never come up in normal conversation. They’re also bits that would never come to my mind normally, but your posting them nudges them back to the forefront of my mind.


    “May the Great Mystery make sunrise in your heart” > > Sioux Indian, spoken > to William Tomkins, > San Diego, 1926


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    1. I am so glad that these posts do that for you and me. I love hearing the stories and memories that they bring up – and if you wanna brag – you strut – you deserve to


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